Abstracts of the 2001 AAS Annual Meeting
March 22–25, 2001, Chicago, IL

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Session 7. Engagements with the Past: Uses, Meanings, and Functions of History in Eighteenth-Century South Asia

The "Persianization" of Itihasa: History and Mughal Political Cultural in 18th-Century Bengal, Kumkum Chatterjee

Kali Yuga and Temporal Discontinuity, David Curley

Maratha Histories Before Colonialism, Stewart Gordon

Custom and the Uses of History in the British Government of Early Colonial Agrarian Bengal, Jon E. Wilson

Session 8. Religion and Secularism in South Asia: Social Context and Political Meaning

Who is the "Good Muslim"? Contesting Islam During the Reign of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, Brendan LaRocque

"Allah Ki Ye Vaada-Khilaari Afsos": The Uneasy Relationship of Progressive Urdu Poetry and Religion, Ali Husain Mir

Lessons in Women’s Self-defense: The Training of "Female Warriors" in Hindu Nationalism, Meera Sehgal

Minority Existence and the Subject of Conversion, Satish Kolluri

Session 28. Conversion, Law and Christian Identity in Modern India

Christians and Scheduled Caste Status: Contesting Ideologies of Conversion, Laura D. Jenkins

Inside Out/Outside In: Selected Cases of "Cognitive" Conversion and Identity Formation among Brahmin Christians in mid-19th-Century India, Richard Young

Civil Disabilities of Converts within Princely and British Ruled India, 1850–1890, Chandra Mallampalli

Session 29. Individual Papers: Contested Visions: The Politics of Gender, Nation, Science and Language in South Asia

Tibet, British India, Subaltern Studies: Notes from a Different Bengal, Carole McGranahan

Three Visions of ‘Scientific’ Medicine in India, Gary J. Hausman

Writing Histories, Making Citizens: Women in India’s Partition, Debali Mookerjea

The Issue of Gender in the Plays of Bhuvanesvar Prasad Srivastav (1912/14–1957), Diana Dimitrova

Technical Terms: A Teacher’s Despair over Language in North Indian Schools, Chaise LaDousa

Session 50. Sanskrit Knowledge-Systems on the Eve of Colonialism

On the Success of Nilakantha’s Commentary, Christopher Minkowski

Sanskrit Traditions during the Rule of the Peshwas: Maintenance and Transition, Madhav Deshpande

Competing Systems of Knowledge in the Court of Jayasimha, Gary A. Tubb

The Languages of Science in Early-Modern India, Sheldon Pollock

Session 51. History, Theory and Asian Studies (SAC Designated Panel)

Session 71. Individual Papers: South Asian Politics: Nature, State, Ethnicity and Party

Mothering Earth? Gender and Environmental Protection in the Jharkhand, India, Sarah Jewitt

Changing Interpertations and the Power of the State: The 786 Urs Mela in Ajmer, Rajasthan (India), Keri Olsen

Globalization and the ‘Ethnic Conflict’ in Sri Lanka, Asoka Bandarage

The Limits of Hindu Sangathan: The All-India Hindu Mahasabha and the Depressed Classes, 1922–47, Keith Meadowcroft

Comparing One-Party Dominance: Japan’s LDP and India’s Congress Party, Anindya Saha

Session 72. Nonviolent and Quietistic Islam (Sponsored by South Asian Muslim Studies)

Tablighi Jamaat in Bangladesh: A Mass-Based Dawa Movement, Mumtaz Ahmad

Islamic Peaceful Action in Aceh, Karim D. Crow

Radical Islam and Nonviolence: A Case Study of Religious Empowerment Among Pashtuns, Robert Johansen

Rethinking Jihad: Wahiduddin Khan’s Theology of Non-Violence in Islam, Irfan A. Omar

Session 92. Slavery and Society in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Life in Slavery: Towards a Synthetic Biography, Sumit Guha

Varieties of Servitude: South Asian Slaves and Bonded Contracted Servants in India and Britain, Michael H. Fisher

‘A Gentler Institution’: British Officialdom and the Problem of Domestic Slavery in Nineteenth Century, Madras Sylvia Vatuk

History and the Erasure of the "Shameful Institution", Indrani Chatterjee

Session 93. Communities, Institutions, and Practices: Contention over Citizenship and Nationhood in South Asia

Insuring Lives, Assuring Rights: Nation, Citizenship and Globalization, Geeta Patel

Making Person and Citizen: Hindu Law Reform in Post-Colonial India, Narendra Subramanian

Community Development and Catholic Activism in South India, Ajantha Subramanian

Session 113. Individual Papers: Transforming Gods: Religious Appropriation in South Asia

Transcending Religious Boundaries: Cult of the Eight Matrikas in Nepal, Dina Bangdel

Whose Deities? Buddhist Influences in Later Hindu Tantras, Gudrun Buhnemann

A Hindu God in the Guise of a Mughal Emperor: The Ramayana of ‘Abd al-Rahim Khan Khanan, Anna M. Ranero-Antolin

Smallpox: The Measure of Morality, Eliza Kent

"We Will Become Jijabai": Folklore and Hindu Nationalist Women in India Kalyani, Devaki Menon

Session 114. Defining Crime and Representing Criminals in Colonial India

A Punishment to Fit the Crime: The Transportation of Criminals in Late 18th- and Early 19th-Century Colonial India, Anand A. Yang

Witches, Widows, and Barren Wives: The Folklore of Domestic Crime in Colonial North India, Michelle E. Maskiell

The Karnal Cattle-Lifting Caper: Cows, Crime, and Community in Colonial India, David Gilmartin

Session 135. Ethics and Emotions in South and Southeast Asian Buddhism

Productive Pleasures, Susanne Mrozik

Automatic Actions and the Ethics of Prasada, Andy Rotman

Gratitude, Dependency, and the Bodhisattva in Theravada History, Stephen Berkwitz

The Aesthetics of Excess, Maria Hibbets

Session 136. Roundtable: South Asia: The Region as Topic and Method

Session 155. Alternative Imaginations, Modern Practices: Looking for Globality in South Asia

Inside Looking Out: Imagining Migration in Hyderabad, India, Syed Ali

Identities Lost (or Never Gained): Language and the Making of Borders in Contemporary South India, Lisa Mitchell

Mapping Tollywood: The Cultural Geography of ‘Ramoji Film City’ in Hyderabad, Shanti Kumar

The Political Economy of Migration in Twentieth-Century Deccan, Christopher Chekuri

Session 156. Breaking Through the Barrier to Representation: Indian Women Seek Greater Voice in Politics and Decision-Making

"Women of Character, Grit, and Courage": The Reservation Debate in Historical Perspective, Geraldine Forbes

Are Reservations the Way to En-Gender the Indian Parliament and State Legislatures? Manju Parikh

Toward Empowerment: A Study of Women Sarpanchs in Maharashtra, Usha Thakkar

Session 176. Vaisyas: Castes in the Middle

Alchemies of Violence: On the Cultural Identity of Rajasthani Traders, Lawrence A. Babb

Perspectives on Vaisyas from the Dharmasastras, Mary McGee

Jains, Caste, and Hierarchy in North Gujarat, John Cort

Session 177. Remembering Delhi’s Past in Sixteenth-Century India

Architecture and Historical Memories of the Delhi Sultanate, Catherine E. B. Asher

Delhi, Warangal, and Kakatiya Historical Memory, Phillip B. Wagoner

Becoming King of Delhi: The Transformation of Prithviraj Cauhan, Cynthia Talbot

Session 196. Sovereignty, Nationalism and Transnationalism: Rethinking State Formation in South Asia

Bandung Then and Now: Founding Moments of an Indian State, Itty Abraham

State of Exception as the Norm: Post-Colonial Judicial Discourse in Pakistan, Tayyab Mahmud

The Transnational Foundations of National Formations: Migration, the Nation, and State Sovereignty, Radhika Mongia

Innocent Peasants, Ignorant Masses: Discourses of Citizenship and Representation in the Indian Constituent Assembly Debates, Srirupa Roy

Session 210. From Madras to Chennai: The City that Milton Singer Never Saw

Eighteenth-Century Madras through Indian Eyes: Urban Space, Patronage, and Power in the Sanskrit Text Sarvadevalilasa, Indira V. Peterson

The "Great Tradition" and Globalization: Milton Singer and Two Generations of "The Industrial Leaders of Madras", John Harriss

Mylapore Shaiva Temples: The Royal Lord in a Middle-Class World, Joanne P. Waghorne

The Vinayaka Chaturthi Festival and the Normalization of Hindu Nationalism in Contemporary Chennai, Christopher J. Fuller